A family-run grounds maintenance and landscaping company Beaumont has landed a high-profile contract with train manufacturing firm Hitachi Rail Europe. Hitachi Rail has agreed a deal with Beaumont Grounds Maintenance to look after its 42,700sq mt site on Aycliffe Business Park. The deal comes just a few months after Beaumont celebrated another record year with an increase in workforce and turnover.

Managing Director Alexander Lineton said: “This is another significant deal for Beaumont and naturally we’re absolutely delighted to be working with one of Aycliffe’s flagship companies. “It comes off the back of a number of notable contract wins so business is good for us and we’re heading in the right direction. Our workforce is growing as we pick up these contracts, creating jobs for local people as we grow.” Beaumont have accreditation for ISO 9001 (quality management framework), ISO 14001 (environmental management practises) and ISO 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management). “This is the culmination of many months and years’ hard work and endeavour to gain accreditation which will enable us to push us into new fields and win new largescale tenders to support our ambitious growth plan.

Beaumont’s latest deal is another example of Hitachi’s policy to utilise the local supply chain as much as possible. The company’s maintenance and facilities manager Chris Evans said: “We’re delighted to be working with Beaumont, who are now in charge keeping the site world class.“We’re keen to promote Hitachi locally using as many local companies as we can because that brings benefits to the community, and expands our footprint in the region.” Beaumont was established in 1965 by Steven Lineton, who ran the new business alongside his garden centre based on Beaumont Hill in Darlington. In 1991 Beaumont moved premises to larger premises on Aycliffe Business Park and has since pushed more into the commercial maintenance sector. It’s now headed by the third generation of the Lineton family, with Alexander as managing director and his sister Sophie as accounts manager, while their parents – finance director Mark and company secretary Sally – continue to play crucial roles.

Beaumont, which in early 2016 was named Service Business of the Year at the annual Aycliffe Business Park “Make Your Mark” awards, invested £120,000 in new machinery during its 50th year in 2015. Beaumont now has an increasing list of 150 contracted sites across the whole of the North-East, down to Yorkshire and Humber and across to Cumbria. These include a range of public and private  contracts – various commercial premises including factories, hotels and premises run by national property management companies – as well more than 50 schools around the NorthEast region. You can find out more about Beaumont Grounds Maintenance at www.beaumontgroundsmaintenance.co.uk or give them a call on 01325 301379.


IN PHOTO: Alexander Lineton (left) with Chris Evans